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Mar 4, 2013

Boom resident runs from weed charge


Eugene Henderson

A caretaker from Burrell Boom was today formally arraigned in Magistrate’s Court on four charges. Police claim that on Friday, Eugene Henderson was caught with a bag full of cannabis on the Burrell Boom Road and when approached by Police Constable Ronald Sutherland, he tried to run away. During his capture he allegedly got into a struggle with the arresting officer, which earned him the charges of obstruction, resisting arrest and assaulting a Police Officer. Henderson pleaded not guilty to a charge of drug trafficking for eighty-three grams of cannabis found in a knapsack he was carrying. He also pleaded not guilty to the charges of assaulting a Police Officer and Resisting Arrest. But he pleaded guilty to the charge of Obstruction, and Magistrate Dale Cayetano then imposed a non-custodial sentence for that charge. He was fined three hundred and fifty dollars which he must pay by May thirtieth. On the other three charges, Henderson was offered bail in the sum of five thousand dollars plus one surety in the same amount. He was unable to meet bail and remains in police custody until he can do so. He is to reappear in court on April fourth, 2013.

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